LESS COVID-19: Seacroft Grange contribute to important research

The National Care Forum (NCF) and The University of Leeds have been examining the experiences of frontline care home and NHS staff caring for older people with COVID-19 during the first few months of the pandemic, recently publishing their findings.  This research project, LESS COVID-19  refers to “Learning by Experience and Supporting the Care Home Sector during the COVID-19 pandemic: Key lessons learnt, so far, by frontline care home and NHS staff” and Seacroft Grange are proud to have been able to contribute to such an important piece of research.


Cyd Akrill, Chief Nursing Officer at Springfield Healthcare, said “I am exceptionally proud that we have been able to participate in this research, contributing to the understanding of how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the social care sector, specifically those living and working in care homes, to support the development of practical ideas and actions to help find better ways to manage any future outbreaks/waves.”


Karen Spilsbury, Professor of Nursing at the University of Leeds and Academic Director of NICHE- Leeds says ”We’ve all been impacted by the COVID crisis – but older adults have been most severely affected. Capturing lessons learnt about the symptoms, progression and management of this viral infection in the older population and sharing these with care homes that have not yet experienced an outbreak of the virus is crucial. We have been pleased to be able to support this work and hope that its recommendations can really make a difference. Thank you to Seacroft Grange for participating in this research.”


To read the findings from this research, please follow the link below.